Murgh Makhani
Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Chicken Butter Masala – Murgh Makhani

Chicken Butter Masala – Murgh Makhani is a creamy and spicy chicken dish that goes well with Naan, Roti, Jeera Rice or even Plain Rice. This is most common non-vegetarian item ordered in a restaurant.

Murgh Makhani

Chicken Butter Masala - Murgh Makhani

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Person


  • 500 gm Chicken Cut into Cubes. Preferably boneless.
  • 6 Medium Size Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori Masala
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Ginger Paste
  • 15 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 3 tbsp Cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric (Haldhi) Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 75 gm Mustard Oil
  • Water as per desired consistency
  • Salt to Taste


  • In a large bowl, add chicken, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1 tbsp tandoori masala, 1 tbsp jeera powder, 1 tbsp kasoori methi, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder and salt. Mix the ingredients well. Marinate for 1 hr.
  • In the meantime, boil the tomatoes and mash them into a paste.
  • Also, grind cashew nuts into a thick paste by adding little water.
  • Now, heat oil in a pan.
  • Add marinated chicken. Saute on medium flame until the masala dries up. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan.
  • In the same oil, add the mashed tomato paste and 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Mix and fry for sometime.
  • When oil starts to secrete out, add the cashew nuts paste. Mix well. Fry for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Add 1 tbsp jeera powder, 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp garam masala powder, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder and salt. Mix and fry on medium flame.
  • Add 1 cup of mil and let it boil.
  • Add the chicken pieces. Mix all the ingredients well. Fry for 5 minutes.
  • Now, pour water as per desired quantity of gravy.
  • When the gravy boils add 1/2 tbsp sugar.
  • Allow the gravy to boil, till it thickens.
  • Add 3 tbsp Cream. Stir and mix for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp kasoori methi. Mix and remove from fire.


Relish Chicken Butter Masala in your meal with roti, naan or rice.
Enjoy and Bon App├ętit!!
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